Johnson City Press Monday, June 29, 2015

Helen Wilfinger, EUREKA, Ill

Published June 3rd, 2014 9:34 pm

Helen Hyder Wilfinger, 87, of Eureka, Illinois, died at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014, at Maple Lawn Health Center in Eureka, IL.
Helen was born in Elizabethton Tennessee, to Ivar M. “Blue” and Ethyl H. “Tom” (Buck) Hyder on December 29, 1926. She married Frank S. Wilfinger in Elizabethton on December 18, 1945.
She was preceded in death by Frank in 2007, her parents, and her sister, Lela Ruth Ritchie.
Surviving are her sons, Phillip E. (Pam) Wilfinger, Deer Creek, IL, Vernon K. (Bonnie) Wilfinger, East Peoria, IL; 4 Grandchildren: Shea Osborne, Heather Crawford, Keith Wilfinger, Kyle Wilfinger; and 1 great-grandchild, Colten Osborne.
Helen was a member of Eureka Christian Church, the AARP, and the American Legion Auxiliary. While in Elizabethton she attended West Side Christian Church. In past years, Helen enjoyed traveling with Frank, square dancing, playing the organ and piano. She was also a lifelong fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.
Visitation will be on Friday, June 6, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Chapel, 212 N. Main Street, Elizabethton, Tennessee.
Graveside Service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton. Mr. Greg Key, Minister, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 207 N. Boone Street, Johnson City, Tenn. 37604
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Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.